Michael is a Friend of Leslie from college. He has a crush on her but she’s either unaware or indifferent (it is unclear which). While doing schoolwork in a cafe, he observes Irial watching Leslie from afar and questions her about him, but she’s evasive. He is later approached by Irial and they confront each other about their respective roles in her life. Since Leslie remains committed to both Niall and Irial, it can be assumed that Michael’s crush on her led nowhere.